“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.”
Today is Friday, November 20, 2020.
- The next GSA Meeting will be at 2:30 on Tuesday, November 24th. The zoom link is in the Schoology group and Remind. To join Schoology, use the code: JZKV-HS5T-RK2PF. To join Remind, use the code @emmausgsa. New members are always welcome!
- No Place for Hate will have a meeting on Wednesday, November 25th at 11:00 AM. We will meet to finalize our first school-wide project. The Zoom information is posted at the top of our Schoology course.
- Art Club is excited to announce the next online Gallery 521.5 theme, Monochromatic. Show off your artistic prowess with artwork focusing on a singular hue. Multiple submissions are allowed, but only one per student will be chosen for display. Submissions are due by November 30th. The show will open on December 8th and run until January 12th. Use this link to enter good quality photos of your work: https://forms.gle/racxQKVd6bB3SogJ7
- Last Call for those interested in Reading Olympics: If you missed the Nov. 16th Reading Olympics organizational gathering on Google Meet and still wish to participate in this year’s activities, please contact Ms. Bower (EHS Librarian) at email@example.com before Thanksgiving.
- The Class of 2022 is excited to offer Gertrude Hawk Chocolates as part of our Fundraising program this year. We are holding a Virtual Online Sale. It’s easy to participate! Simply set up an account and share a link so friends and family can shop the Holiday Catalog virtually. All online orders are shipped directly to the customer, no need to collect money. We are Raising Funds for the Class of 2022. Our Organization ID # is: 705256
- How Do I Get Started?
- GO TO: fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com
- Create an account if you don’t already have one.
- In your account go to My Sellers
- Add New Seller
- Share your link through email In addition to sharing your sale link through email parents can share your link through social media posts. Visit fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fundraising-resources for free marketing resources and social media images to help you run a successful fundraiser! For detailed instructions visit fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fundraising-resources-downloadable forms
- French Club will meet this afternoon, at 2:00 to watch episode two of the Netflix series “Marianne.” It is in French but with English subtitles so all are welcome! The zoom link is in our French Club Schoology group. To join our group, use access code QG2N-JN2G-56C5P
- During hybrid learning, in order to maintain social distancing and to offer a consistent, usable area for faculty and staff, the EHS Library will open for study hall students when there are no scheduled classes. For now, we will be accepting five (5) passes only per study hall location. All students must return to their room of origin to have their passes officially ended.
- The Young Republican Club & Young Democrats Club are partnering up to raise donations for the Allentown Rescue Mission, a charity group that takes in homeless men. Please donate single-serve snacks (granola bars, crackers, beef jerky, trail mix, nuts, etc.), single-serve drinks (gatorade, water, juice, soda, powdered drink mix, etc.), toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, or paper towels. Donations will be collected at the Main Office from November 5th through November 20th. Thank you for your support!
- Need a wreath, spray, centerpiece or Christmas tree? Support Habitat for Humanity with your purchase and have it delivered in time for the holidays! Go to giftitforward.com, enter the fundraising code EMMAUSPA002 (those are zeros and not letters) and enter any Habitat for Humanity member’s name or Maria Russo to have it credited to the Habitat for Humanity club. Then make your purchase and have it delivered to you or someone you would like to give it to! Order by November 20, 2020 to have it in time for the holidays. Orders will be accepted through December 10, 2020.
- Model UN is still accepting students who are interested in current world affairs and politics. You can join the group via the Schoology code BDR9-NJSV-GJQZQ. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 2nd at 2:30pm via Zoom. Any questions regarding the club can be sent to Mr. Nolan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The USA Biology Olympiad test is back! Sign up deadline is Friday, December 4th, 2020. Register at www.usabo-trc.org/. It is TOTALLY FREE! Testing will take place on February 11th, 2021 after school. Email Mrs. Svencer if you have any questions.
- Any Senior that would like to be part of the yearbook staff please email Mr. Moxey @ email@example.com
- The EHS Counseling Office is pleased to offer seniors an opportunity to participate in Instant Decision Days as part of the college application process. Kutztown University, Wilkes University and Moravian College will be hosting virtual instant decision days for our students this fall. To register for an Instant Decision Day, students must have their college application submitted before the IDD AND must register by using the appropriate google form provided. By registering for an Instant Decision Day, students are giving their consent to EHS to provide their transcript to the college. Should you have any questions, please contact your individual school counselor.
- Wilkes University
- Instant Decision Date: December 2nd, starting at 11:00
- Deadline: Nov. 30th
- Fee waiver code: admissions
- Registration form available here
- Moravian College
- Instant Decision Date: December 7th, starting at 9:30
- Deadline: Dec. 3rd
- Registration form available here
- Wilkes University
- The Hornet’s Nest School Store is now open each day. Come visit us during block 3 lunches or study hall to purchase EHS gear. Visit us on Instagram for more details. @ehs.schoolstore
- If you are interested in playing Among Us, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, or any other games with friends, power up with the Game Club. Stop by our virtual meetings every Tuesday, starting at 2:30. Join our class with the Schoology code Z7X6-PNB9-ZX4CT or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. #gameonEHS
- Art Club meets Tuesday at 2:30 via Zoom. We always welcome new members. Join the Schoology Group for the Zoom link using this code, FWB6-RZ2K-G85NJ. Did you miss our first online gallery collection? You can check it out here. https://sites.google.com/eastpennsd.org/gallery-521-5/home Keep an eye out for the information about submitting to our next show called Monochromatic!
- Are you passionate about the environment and want to make the world a greener place? Do you want to learn to identify wildlife, conserve Earth’s resources, and solve today’s environmental problems? Join Envirothon and work with your peers to win this year’s Envirothon Academic Competition. We meet on Zoom every Wednesday at 2:30. Join using the Schoology code: F8FV-7FJK-2TZSW. Reach out to Mrs. Susens or Ms. Luancing with questions!
- History Day Club is up and running for the 2020-2021 school year. Any student interested in joining History Day Club should join our Schoology Group using this code: B44D-HR4N-96VD2 If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Montero.
- No Place for Hate is calling for all current or new members to join our Schoology page, so we can regroup, schedule a Zoom meeting, and select officers and projects for the 20-21 school year. Please join at 3N3Z-X8QD-MTJ6G, and reach out to Mrs. Larkin or Mr. Harkness if you have any questions. Slarkin@eastpennsd.org; BHarkness@eastpennsd.org
- Calling all snowsports lovers – EHS Snowsports Club – has a Schoology Group. Please join the Access Code is VBB2-B82X-9BR4F.
- Art Club meets every Tuesday at 2:30. We work to create art for personal purposes and the community. Some of our activities include portfolio prep and critique, maintenance of the student run gallery, and designs and artwork creation for other clubs and groups. Use the code FWB6-RZ2K-G85NJ to join our schoology group and access the Zoom link.
- Mud Club!! If you like to play with clay, we have a club for that. And if you like to help out those who cannot afford to eat right in your own community, our club does that. Mud Club meets every Tuesday after school. No experience necessary. Join Zoom Meeting Link https://eastpennsd.zoom.us/j/81189742724 Passcode: 141662
- Are you interested in science? Do you want to know more about what is going on in the Universe above your heads? Join the Astronomy Club! The club has meetings every Tuesday starting at 2:30 and you are welcome to join us to find out “What’s up”. Schoology Code: PTRZ-73RP-PF8MD
- The Spanish Club is having virtual cooking shows. Students are preparing Spanish or Latin Dishes in our meetings. Our meetings are on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to join the club. Use this code to join: 5XMC-MSJW-TKDCM
- The Young Republican Club is having meetings EVERY THURSDAY at 2:35pm. All are welcome to join at anytime. A great group to get involved with if you’re passionate about conservative politics. The Schoology code is V7KF-3XNJ-J65F7. See you then!! #trump2020
- Are you passionate about making a change in our community and/or country? Then get involved with the EHS Activism club! Our club aims to promote activism within the community and provide opportunities for social and political engagement. EHS’s Student Activism club will be begin holding meetings every other Thursday, beginning 9/24 @2:30 p.m. For more information contact Mrs. Kinzel email@example.com and join our Remind (code @ehsactivi ) to receive the ZOOM link for our meeting.
- Science fair is a go this year! If you are interested in putting your passion for science or engineering into a project that may earn you fame and fortune, contact Mr. Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in getting involved in our Theater Department here at EHS, please join our Theater Department group on Schoology, code 4GHW-J9CJ-Z3KQB to access an application form and for information about our fall production and upcoming events.
- The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is up and running this year! Please join our Group in Schoology by using the access code: R4X2-Z946-5Q8SR. Join and find out what we’re all about.
- Attendance Tip: WELLNESS IS KEY – Practice healthy habits such as eating breakfast, eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water, getting daily exercise, maintaining healthy hygiene, taking a break from screen time, doing something you enjoy during freetime. Developing healthy habits will improve your energy level, help you maintain a positive attitude and help you feel good enough to put in a full day’s work. You may find that a renewed interest in self-improvement will lead into an attendance commitment at school and help you feel more productive.
- Attendance Tip: ESTABLISH A ROUTINE AND GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – By establishing a routine and getting a good’s night sleep you are more likely to reduce your stress levels, improve mental health, increase predictability during an uncertain time, and increase your productivity. Getting a good night sleep strengthens learning and memories; the more you learn the more you need to sleep and it is critical in achieving school success and contributes to consistent attendance. (Want more info or support with this? Contact your CIS Site Coordinator, Mrs. Williams – email@example.com)
- Attendance Fact: Attending class everyday teaches you how to become a responsible citizen by being reliable and accountable. It also sets the stage for responsible behavior in the workplace which correlates to financial success later in life.
- Why does attendance matter? – Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It increases your likelihood of keeping up with daily lessons and assignments. Research shows it is the greatest factor influencing your academic success! Keep an eye out for the weekly Attendance Matters facts and tips from your CIS Site Coordinator.
- Why attendance matters – GET A JOB: Can’t wait to earn your own money? Students who go to school every day are more likely to get and keep a job! Attend, achieve, and succeed!
- Attendance Tip: REDUCE DISTRACTIONS – One of the biggest challenges of online learning is the number of distractions available when you’re working from home. Social media, pets, TV, household chores… these are the distractions that lead to procrastination. If you can’t seem to focus while learning from home, try finding a quiet place in your home to help you stay on track. Put your cell phone on silent or turn it off during class or while you are studying.
- Why attendance matters – LEARN BETTER: Learning builds upon itself. What you learn each day is added on to what you learned the day before. Attending class regularly helps you stay up to date. Students who attend consistently report feeling less stressed than those who miss significant days.
- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide special school meal funding for all students through December 30, 2020 or until federal funding for this program is exhausted.
- Starting Monday, September 14, 2020, East Penn School District will offer a FREE breakfast and FREE lunch to each student who chooses to receive a meal. Students in both the fully remote and hybrid learning options may take advantage of this special federally funded meal option.
- Fully Remote Students – Students enrolled in the fully remote learning option should complete the “Fully remote learning meal order form” located on the district website: Departments >> Food Service >> Coronavirus Meal Information.
- Hybrid Students – Students enrolled in the hybrid learning option should order meals through their classroom teacher during in-person instruction days and to receive meals during remote instruction days complete the “Hybrid learning meal order form” located on the district website: Departments >> Food Service >> Coronavirus Meal Information.
- When the special federally funded meal waiver program ends, parents will be notified and student meal status will return to Paid, Free or Reduced rates based on qualifications and approved applications. Parents are strongly encouraged to continue to return the regular National School Lunch Program free and reduced meal applications as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits when the special school meal funding ends. We remain committed to providing students access to healthy, nutritious and wholesome meals while assuring the utmost food safety without compromising quality.
- Virtual College/Military Visits
The following virtual college visits are available to any 11th and 12th grade student:
|Mansfield University||11/20 @ 9:30|
|Juniata College||Fri November 20, 2020||1:15 PM|
|Saint Francis University||Mon November 23, 2020||8:30 AM|
|King’s College||Mon November 23, 2020||9:30 AM|
|Rutgers University-New Brunswick||Mon November 23, 2020||12:30 PM|
Sign up for any of these virtual college visits must be done through Naviance.